Smart navigation that knows your ability as well as your destination

Smart navigation that knows your ability as well as your destination

Any search of Navigation technology and software will create 100s of results and possible apps.  Mapping technology (such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, GIS and others) have incorporated data points for

  • Car
  • Bus
  • Pedestrian
  • Cyclist

 

Wheelchair users inevitable try some kind of mapping technology to assist them travel, however, they quickly learn there is no category for them, and of the available above categories, nothing can substitute for their needs. Footpaths were designed for pedestrians, and roads were designed for vehicles. The wheelchair is a road vehicle that must use a footpath, which comes with camber, kerbs and guttering, steps and culverts which assist pedestrians but forms barriers to wheelchair users.

So while pedestrians occupy the same street/pathway they do not need to navigate the obstacles and barriers presented to a person using a wheelchair.

For a wheelchair user to be able to effectively use navigation requires wheelchair movement data points –and this is where Briometrix comes in with it’s state of the art accessibility mapping.

 

Natalie Verdon
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